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Uchi

801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-1509 (South Austin)
(512) 916-4808
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Ranked #1 of 3,122 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: South Austin
Cross street: Barton Springs
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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great experience. I would highly recommend coming in during happy hour which is 5-6:30 every day. They offer many food options which allows you to try smaller portions of some of their specialties at a reduced price. Everything we ordered, which was basically everything on the happy hour menu, is phenomenal. Can't wait to get back to Austin to try... More

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The food here is amazing. The best, freshest, most interesting sushi that I have ever had. The only negative is that it's not exactly undiscovered; there's always a wait for a table, but it's worth it.

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Pennsylvania
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117 reviews 117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We are frequent visitors to Austin and like it so much that ,having decided to live here part time,we bought a home within walking distance of Uchi.We love Sushi and have eaten it all over the world,including Tokyo.Last night's dinner was the clincher that this hands down the best.The fish is of great quality and super fresh,there is minimal interference... More

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Alamo Heights, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We arrived just as they opened on a recent Tuesday evening. Despite this early arrival time we still had a short wait. During the wait we were offered samples which were quite tasty but small. Most places I have had sushi the rolls are about the same circumference as a quarter if not larger. These rolls were closer in size... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Everyone has already said it all. A amazing restaurant. Just GO !!! It's a once in a lifetime experience. You think you have had great Sushi, HA check out the menu.....

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had read all the reviews praising not only the amazing food, but the outstanding service and decor as well. I have to say, it's all true. Not only is the food delicious, it's like a culinary adventure that your server is more than happy to guide you through. Since it was our first time there, our server helped us... More

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Sammo50
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wow! wow! wow! If you love sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine, you need to eat here, NOW! I absolutely embarrassed myself with the amount I ate but I don't care, it was that good! I would do it again! Sake list is amazing! Service parallel to the high quality of food. I love sushi/Japanese food so I have gone out... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Ok first the bad, it is loud. That's it for the bad. Service is excellent. Went during dinner rush and the staff is well trained and hyper efficient. The food was flawless, Uni was the best I ever had, some interesting types of sashimi, Japanese bream, striped bass.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a "MUST" visit when traveling to Austin. I have been all over the US and to many different sushi restaurants and this is the best one ever and one of my all time favorite restaurants. The food is fantastic, the staff is great and the atmosphere is very pleasing. I can't wait to return.

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San Marcos, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sat at the bar and loved every minute of it. Make reservations! ! Food is amazing. Make sure you go to happy hour and order everything. The salads, warm dishes, and rolls had so many fun flavors. My husband and I thought the fish dishes were better than the beef. I can't wait to go back!

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